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WIPO Lockout Inspires Global Protest

Residents of 56 Nations and Members of Hundreds of NGOs Sign Petition to Open Meetings on Intellectual Property and the Developing World Geneva - When the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) earlier this month shut out many public interest groups from two April meetings about the impact of patent, copyright...

Leading Nonprofits Take Stand Against Business Method Patents

EFF Joins Fight to Promote Technology Access for Charitable Groups Note: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is recirculating this press release on behalf of NIA for your information. Washington, DC - The Nonprofit Innovation Alliance (NIA) today announced that four of the nation's most prominent nonprofits - United Way of America...

EFF Appeals Ruling in Apple Case

Asks Court to Reaffirm Freedom of the Press San Jose, CA - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed an appeal in a case that has broad implications for the rights of reporters to protect the confidentiality of their sources. Last week, a California Superior Court judge ruled...

Counting Down to Grokster with EFF

Organization Launches Two-Week Celebration of Betamax-Protected Devices San Francisco, CA - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) yesterday kicked off a new campaign to celebrate the technological diversity protected by the Supreme Court's 1984 "Betamax ruling," which found that vendors cannot be held liable for contributory copyright infringement if...

Court Crushes Online Journalists' Rights

EFF Asking California Appellate Court to Intervene Santa Clara - Today Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge James Kleinberg ruled that an online journalist's Internet service provider (ISP) can be required to reveal the identities of the reporter's confidential sources to attorneys from Apple Computer, Inc. The court rejected...

WIPO Shutting Out Public Interest Organizations

Experts on Development Won't Be Heard at Crucial Meetings Geneva - Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced that it will shut out most public interest organizations at two important meetings devoted to intellectual property and development. As a result, WIPO delegates from 182 nations will discuss these...

No Ruling Issued Yet in Apple Case

Rights of Online Journalists Hang in the Balance San Jose - A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge today said that he would take under consideration a motion brought by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that asked the court to protect three online journalists from having to reveal the identities...

Texas Voting Forum Open to the Public

Public Comment Welcome at Feb. 28 Meeting About E-voting Machines Texas - The ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently won a preliminary injunction in their lawsuit against the state of Texas concerning whether the Texas Open Meetings Act applies to voting technology certification meetings of the state's election...

Patent Threats Hurt Scientific Research

EFF Asks Court to Protect Academic and Competitive Studies Washington, DC - Three consumer advocacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked the Supreme Court today to protect scientific researchers from patent-based legal threats. The case, Merck v. Integra, deals specifically with information researchers submitted to the Food and...

Online Journalists to Get Their Day in Court

Apple Agrees to Delay Subpoenas Until March 4 Hearing San Jose - After negotiations with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Apple agreed on Friday to extend the deadline on a subpoena it issued to an online journalist's Internet service provider (ISP) until after a hearing that will determine whether the...

EFF Warns Consumers About the Dangers of EULAs

New White Paper Outlines How Click-Through Agreements Erode Privacy, Fundamental Liberties San Francisco - Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a white paper warning consumers about how they can be harmed by end user license agreements (EULAs) for consumer electronics and online services. Many EULAs contain terms that...

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